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Nest Vacated

Yesterday morning I returned to the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest which, for the third consecutive year, was co-opted by a pair of Canada geese (Branta canadensis). See: Sublet Osprey Nest 03-31-2017 There were two Canada geese inside the nest, not … Continue reading

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Sublet Osprey Nest

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Each spring since 2011 I have observed an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). This large nest sits about 50 feet off the ground atop a ponderosa pine snag. In 2015 I was surprised to discover … Continue reading

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Osprey Back in Nest

Each year I monitor a nearby osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). Last year (2015) a Canada goose pair co-opted the osprey nest. Three of their four hatchlings survived the descent from the tall perch. After … Continue reading

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Shared Nest

For several years I watched a pair of osprey (Pandion haliaetus) raise their young in a nearby nest. Last year I was surprised to discover a pair of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) had co-opted the osprey nest. The geese fledged … Continue reading

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2015 Osprey Nests

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I spend a lot of time observing two osprey nests near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). Although I cannot see any chicks yet, the adults are definitely “tending” – probably eggs. Osprey have five distinctive calls that sound like high-pitched … Continue reading

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Another Osprey Nest

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I noticed a ponderosa pine near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA) whose top cracked off in our January wind storms.  I told Leonard that snag would make a great osprey or eagle nest. I was right! About two weeks ago … Continue reading

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Good News

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After following an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) pair raise and fledge a chick on this blog last year, I decided not to repeat the same type of posts this year. But I simply cannot resist passing along the good news that … Continue reading

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